The week is chugging along in an odd way, but since time doesn’t stop for anything, here we are at Thursday. 🙂
Without disclosing more than I care to in this space, I will speak for myself only and say that I currently feel great (physically). However, a COVID+ contact has been struggling with some significant symptoms, which has the stress level running high around here. I think everything will be okay. But, happy thoughts and prayers are welcome for them. 🙂
I have been trying to sort of push away any negative thoughts the best I can, and there’s definitely been some good stuff this week so far. I’d like to focus on that.
🔷 First of all, BIRDS ARE BACK in full force. They have been for a while, but gosh I love the sound of birds chirping. It brings me a crazy amount of joy. We have these bright red cardinals in our yard. Well, at least one. I guess I don’t know if it’s the same guy. But he’s kind of my buddy now? We talk. Hahaha. Ivan thinks I’m insane. I’m like, oh hey, Fred, up in the tree. What’s happening? He sings back to me. It’s wonderful. 😀 I haven’t caught a pic of him, but here’s a classic Wisconsin robin (our state bird) that posed for me:
🔷 Also back- FLOWERS! Not a lot of flowers yet, but the daylilies have opened up. It’s so funny how that happens. On Sunday I could tell they were on the verge. Then the next day, bam. All fully open. I wonder if I just sat and watched if I could see it happening? Seems like once they are ready, they pop open very quickly.
🔷 Walks + outside. The weather has been beautiful this week, thank God. Yesterday I wore a tank top! Our hot tub water needed draining and changing, so I worked on that for a long time yesterday afternoon. The manual labor was a good distraction from everything. I got in there and scrubbed the whole thing down from top to bottom. I was actually HOT outside and the sun felt so good.
We’ve been out on several short walks, too. The boys scooter. (We live in a suburban neighborhood and typically don’t see another single soul on our little walks- or if we do, they are like, 500+ feet away on another street. If hypothetical covid can travel hundreds of feet through the outside air, down the street, into someone else’s yard, and onto their back deck, well, I guess we are all just doomed.)
🔷 Chicken soup. In an effort to up the vitamins and minerals (because that prevents illness, right?…..haha…. worth a shot….), I made some homemade chicken soup the other night. I am a big fan of soup + salad meals, so this has been tasty.
I am most grateful that my parents have been fully vaccinated for a long time and have been healthy throughout all of the pandemic. Also, I am grateful for sleeping with the window open and waking up to the sound of birds chirping AND the “smell” of spring finally.